General Chemistry

The General Chemistry office is located in Jacobs Science Building room 261A  859-257-3882  Email:

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The General Chemistry program at the University of Kentucky includes 11 courses. Information about the courses and pre-requisites are available here.

With so many courses, there are many people involved in teaching and supporting the courses. During each semester (Fall and Spring), we have an average of 2000–2500 students, 8–10 instructors, 35–40 teaching assistants, 35+ exams including over 1000 questions.

The General Chemistry Program recognizes the high cost of textbooks and works to lower those costs whenever possible. Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), such as LibreText, that are freely available online. The instructors, Department of Chemistry, and University receive NO compensation (money or in-kind contributions) for your use of these materials. Some instructors make their notes available at a local print shop but receive NO compensation from your purchase. These materials are always available for free on the Canvas course site.

The lab manuals for CHE 111 and 113 have been written over the years by many people within the Department of Chemistry which owns the copyright to those materials (unless otherwise noted in the lab manual). A small royalty fee (~$1) is added to the cost of each lab manual. This money goes to the Department of Chemistry, NOT any individual, and is used to fund needs within the Department and General Chemistry program.

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